24 months
23051 USD/year
5105 USD/year
Tuition fee
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History (Thesis) from University of Canterbury provides the opportunity to develop skills learnt in Honours papers by researching a topic in some depth and writing up the results in a thesis of between 40,000 and 50,000 words, including footnotes, bibliography and appendices.


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Students at History (Thesis) from University of Canterbury will demonstrate certain skills:

  • an ability to select/define a topic/area of study;
  • a thorough understanding of appropriate secondary material and a critical awareness of its historiographic development and significance;
  • an ability to find, select, examine, incisively analyse and marshal in support of an argument a substantial body of primary source material;
  • an ability to develop and offer arguments/conclusions based upon this original research which substantiate, modify, challenge or in other ways add to current historical understanding of the relevant subject/issue;
  • a scholarly level of writing and presentation 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • American History
  • Medieval Europe: from Rome to the Black Death
  • Revolutions and Revolutionaries

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
More details

First day of any month


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • History has no formal prerequisites. However, a good level of English literacy and writing skills and a willingness to read widely and think hard about problems in the past, are expected.
  • Students must have qualified for a Bachelor of Arts with Honours degree (or other qualifications of an equivalent standard) within one of the Arts subjects offered in the MA(Thesis).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23051 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23051 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    5105 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5105 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National Students - 7,099 NZD
  • International Students - 32,000 NZD

Living costs for Christchurch

1300 - 2000 NZD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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